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  • Athens, TX The Union Pacific Railroad Chooses No-Dig Solution to Reline Old Culvert

    The Union Pacific Railroad operates in North America, covering 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States. The railroad is responsible for 32,100 route miles, with 6,336 of those miles running through Texas. Located under some of these miles of rail, are storm water drainage culverts that were installed 40 to 50 years ago and are now past their design life span. The Union Pacific Railroad regularly maintains all of its railways and rail structures. As part of... View Article

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  • White Oak, MS — Mississippi DOT avoids road collapse with culvert reline

    Mississippi DOT District Relines Culvert with Snap-Tite® Pipe The Problem Many culverts in the United States were installed 40 to 50 years ago and now have exceeded their design life and need repair. In this case, two 72- inch diameter corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts in White Oak, Mississippi started to fail. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (DOT) District Seven feared that the road might collapse if the culverts were not repaired in a timely manner. Shutting down and digging... View Article

  • Weston, WV — Rehabilitation of Failed Corrugated Metal Pipe

    Weston, WV CMP Culvert Our purpose is to help customers choose solutions which will insure that the process fits the application and do this reliably and cost-effectively. All information in this field report will assist the engineer to reduce cost and minimize future maintenance costs. Abstract Most of the existing corrugated metal pipe (CMP) installed as culverts under our roadways are reaching the end of their working life. There is an emerging widespread need to address this problem in an... View Article

  • Vicksburg, MS — USACE turns to Snap-Tite to extend levee life

    U.S. Army Engineers Take Proactive Approach to Levee Repair BACKGROUND Levees form a critical part of the United States infrastructure as past flooding has proven. Their maintenance and repair is held to rigorous standards as a primary protection to citizens and property in the event of a natural disaster. For local and federal agencies, keeping the nation’s estimated 100,000 miles of aging levee systems from failing is a major undertaking. “Many of our flood control structures and pipes are 40... View Article

  • Valdosta, GA — Busy road gets Snap-Tite culvert rehab

    The City of Valdosta Chooses Snap-Tite for No-Dig Solution The Problem A failing 42-inch corrugated metal pipe (CMP) on Lake Laurie Road in Valdosta, Georgia was on the brink of collapse. The CMP was past its design life and soil around the road shoulder had started to loosen and wash away and erode. The road was the only way into a school, with buses passing over it daily, so digging and replacing was not an option and safety was of... View Article

  • Trona, CA — Railroad Culvert Flow Improved with Hyro-Bell

    Mineral Company Relines Damaged Culvert Under Railroad with Snap-Tite®, Improves Flow with Hydro-Bell The Problem Road collapse, road closures and traffic delays – these are recurring news headlines attributed to failing culverts across the U.S. Many drainage culverts were installed 40 to 50 years ago and are now past their design life. As such, they are failing at an alarming rate and causing roadway and railway damage. This affects both the public and private industry. One such culvert affected a... View Article

  • Saskatchewan, Canada — Snap-Tite Best Choice for Short Season Rehab

    Culvert Replacement in Winter Conditions? Our purpose is to offer reliable and cost-effective solutions that fit the application. All information is intended to reduce cost and minimize future maintenance expenses. The solutions contained in this Field Report are in use today with a proven track record of installation and function. Introduction The Province of Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure has several culverts in their highway inventory, a large number of which are failing as they are past their design... View Article

  • Santee, CA — Rehabilitation of Residential Culvert

    Residential Street Spared with Snap-Tite® Culvert Reline The Problem The City of Santee, California needed to repair two failing 72-inch corrugated metal pipe (CMP) culverts located near a homeowner’s yard. Both culverts had deteriorated and one even started to cave-in on itself, forming a large sinkhole. The sinkhole disrupted water service to approximately 30 residents and initially blocked access to the road leading into the residential cul-de-sac. The sinkhole grew to 20 to 30 feet wide and four to six... View Article

  • Santa Clara, CA — Rehabilitation of Failed Corrugated Metal Pipe Spillways

    Santa Clara, CA CMP SPILLWAY Our purpose is to help customers choose solutions which will insure that the process fits the application and do this reliably and cost effectively. All information in this Field Report will assist the engineer to reduce cost and minimize future maintenance costs. In addition, this Case History will help the task of communicating that these are solutions in use today with a proven track record of installation and use. Abstract In Santa Clara, CA, the... View Article

  • Sacramento, CA — Rehabilitation of Failed Corrugated Metal Pipe Spillways

    Sacramento, CA CMP spillway Our purpose is to help customers choose solutions which will insure that the process fits the application and do this reliably and cost-effectively. All information in this Field Report will assist the engineer to reduce cost and minimize future maintenance costs. In addition, this Field Report will help the task of communicating that there are solutions in use today with a proven track record of installation and use. Abstract In Sacramento, CA, the drainage department considered... View Article